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or so we got all of the action get kicked to the senate and mitch mcconnell and harry reid were trying to come to an agreement that they could bring to the senate floor. and sometime about saturday afternoon, saturday evening, mitch mcconnell started to feel like after trading some offers maybe harry reid was slow walking him a little bit. we got into sunday and the majority leader said i don't -- i don't really have a counteroffer i can make to you at this point. and mcconnell takes to the floor and said the majority leader is not negotiating with me so i called joe biden, and i have this nice little scene. national journal did an exhaustive reconstruction of these last few months. and mitch mcconnell is on the floor, and he is given a card that says hey there's a phone call for you. he picks up a phone in a phone booth, and it's the vice president. and he tries to persuade, joe biden, saying hey, i need a dance partner here would you come off of the sidelines. and he said you know the trip wire here. biden says let me get back to you with an offer. a
was made. a very interesting part of the story i think that political is reporting. harry reid and john boehner met, and john boehner greeted harry reid by saying -- he went full cheney -- he said go f yourself. harry reid responded what are you talking about? and boehner repeated go f yourself. >> bill: republicans said that in the white house? >> in the white house. >> bill: george bush would not have been happy with that. he maintained a stricter level of decor um around the oval office. is it worth it? yeah, probably. i would have voted for it. it doesn't give us everything we wanted. crazy -- insane to define middle class americans as anybody making under $400,000 a year. the bad news is this is only going to give us temporary relief. we'll be back into in another month, in another two months, maybe two different battles coming up, and that means this gang of republican hoods in the house of representatives will still be able to muck up the mess. i don't know if it is possible for congress to get a zero approval rating but they are well on their way. it was 9 t
that house speaker john boehner told senate majority leader harry reid to go f himself on friday after reid said that boehner was treating the house like a dictatorship. the white house and the senate did come to a deal and then the house voted on it late last night. they passed with 257 votes. leadership on the republican side was split however. boehner and budget committee chairman paul ryan voted yes while eric cantor and kevin mccarthy voted no. if he decides to run for president in 2016, he might be going up against rubio or rand paul, they both voted no. ryan would be only one of the three that voted yes. the plan means the bush tax cuts will continue for those making under $400,000 a year and couples making less than $450,000 a year. the tax rates will go back up for those making more. the automatic spending cuts that were set to kick in today are delayed for two months. the deal with extend unemployment insurance for some two million people for a year. the estate tax goes back up to 40%. also tax credits will co
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